Pessimistic Progressive

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

What I am

Pessimistic Progressive


I’ve been thinking of the perfect phase

I’d use to describe my political point of view


I am very liberal and sympathize with that most,

But I expect thinking to be the old and not the new


I was rooting for Trump to win the nomination

In ‘16, because I thought his platform was laughable


But, the joke was on me, for four long years

It was like watching a guy with something flammable


Torching norms, common sense, and our intelligence

Stoking intolerance, drive a deep rift between us all


But he was just a physical manifestation of a sick

Society, with his anti-everything and his useless wall


Villagers with votes instead of torches roam the land,

Searching for invisible monsters, putting the flame


To the innocent who simply have a different view

Of the world; our politics turned to a violent game


Farther apart, the chasm impossible to span

When minds are closed to giving or to compromise


The pillars of democracy begin to crumble and fall,

It's impossible to see with closed and shuttered eyes


So I hope for the best, but expect the worst,

What's gone so terrible wrong?




Submitted: January 29, 2021

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The US is just one example of the extreme cracks that have appeared recently, all over the globe. Well said, Mike.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 9:40pm


Thank you, Hull

Fri, January 29th, 2021 3:43pm

Bert Broomberg

A very good question at the end Mike. I am afraid there is no simple answer.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 11:42pm


Thank you, Bert, I think you're right

Fri, January 29th, 2021 3:44pm

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